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Nov 14, 2009 6:00pm EST
obama is in singapore for the annual asian-pacific economic summit. in a series of meetings, the president is having to focus on nuclear issues and global cooperation, but he cannot seem to avoid questions about american troops escalations in afghanistan. >> in singapore, at the asia- pacific economic cooperation summit, president obama joined other world leaders. he posed for the obligatory class photo. he and secretary of state hillary clinton are in asia to address the daunting challenges in the global economy and trade and the new threats from north carroll -- the nuclear threats from north korea and iran. president obama kicked off the tour with a stop in japan, where the hawaiian-born leader declared himself a first pacific president. >> the united states looks to strengthen old alliances and build new partnerships. of them he met with the royal family of japan and reached out to top business leaders, promising a new era of cooperation. after a stop in china, he is headed to south korea, where demonstrators are already protesting against the president and the u.s. war in af
NBC
Nov 7, 2009 6:00pm EST
. president obama was on capitol hill to try to press democrats for votes and party leaders appear confident it will pass. but not one republican is expected to vote in favor of the bill. >> hours before the critical vote on health care reform bill, president obama went to capitol hill to lobby democrats on the legislation. >> this is our moment to live up to the trust that the american people have placed in us. even when it is hard. especially when it is hard. them outside of the capitol, republicans rallied against the bill. the fireworks began before the debate even started. >> mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent -- am i object, i object. >> there is no request before the house yet. >> both sides reached out to be pivotal consumer minded blue dog democrats who have been wavering. >> weighing in at nearly 20 pounds, that is nearly $530 million of spending per page. >> most of all, don't tax me for paying for health care that you want. if you want it, pay for yourself. >> democrats call it an historic opportunity. >> history wal-mart which side we are on, providing quality -- his
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Nov 4, 2009 6:00am EST
>> in washington, a year ago today, america voted barack obama as president. a year later, a possible setback for the president. >> time to start planning for the weekend. the forecast as to 11 news today continues right now. [captioning made possible by constellation energy group] captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> good morning. >> thanks for joining us for 11 news today. >> we would get to other big stories in just a moment. thus check the forecast with tony pann. >> [unintelligible] it is called this morning, but i think it will be a very nice weekend. sunrise is the best time of the day when it is crisp and clear like that. beautiful shot there. it is crisp but cold and clear. he may have to scrape some frost off your windshield. 33 at the airport. shooting for a high of a 55. it should stay dry near baltimore. there may be summer rain showers late this afternoon. we will look at the forecast for the weekend when we come back in a few minutes. let's say good morning to sarah. >> that was a beautiful shot. here is what we are dealing with
NBC
Nov 1, 2009 11:00pm EST
stomach. officers searched the neighborhood for clues, but no arrests have been made. president obama faces a milestone this week, the first anniversary of his election. though comes as the economy is showing signs of >> americans all around the country continue to ask the question, where are the jobs? >> republicans are saying the obama administration is not creating or saving the jobs. >> most of the jobs that are created or government jobs. >> the treasury secretary predicts a shocking recovery. >> this is a very tough economy. it is going to take some time for unemployment to come down and for jobs to get created again. >> he says the stimulus spending is just starting to show results. he says it is far too early as to whether government spending will be needed more. the president does not want to break one of his key campaign promises and raise taxes on the middle class. in washington, wbal-tv. >> u.s. senator ben cardin is also weighing in on the economy. he told our correspondent what he says is the real signs of recovery. >> it starts with consumer confidence. people wanting t
NBC
Nov 14, 2009 11:00pm EST
. president obama is in singapore tonight. it is his first asian tour since taking office. he is attending an important economic summit with the message that even in these tough times, america means business. our reporter has details from washington. >> in singapore at the asia- pacific economic cooperation summit, president obama joined other world leaders in dressing up in local guard at a kickoff dinner. he posed for the obligatory flash photo. he and hillary clinton are in asia to face daunting challenges from the global economy and trade to the nuclear threat posed by north korea and iran. president obama kicked off his nine-day tour with a stop in japan, where the leader declared himself america's first pacific president. >> the united states looks to strengthen alliances and build new partnerships with the nations of this region. >> he met with the royal family of japan and reached out to top business leaders, promising a new era of cooperation. after a stop in china, he is going to south korea. demonstrators are already protesting against the president and the u.s. war in
NBC
Nov 3, 2009 6:00pm EST
races around the country could be considered a test the present obama's political lot. >> a lot of the attention is focused on virginia, which is now considered a swing state, and on new jersey, where a republican may or may not unseat a democrat in the governor's race. president obama has worked hard to keep virginia and new jersey in the democratic column. the outcome of gubernatorial races in those states may be a reflection on the president. >> if he spots virginia and new jersey, he is fine. but if he loses both of them, that could slow down his momentum for his agenda. >> for the next governor of the commonwealth of virginia. >> in virginia, the president campaigned and helped raise money for creeds. >> i just felt that mcdonald's is too conservative. >> but polls show that voters were leaning toward mcdonald. >> i think he would have lower taxes. >> president obama also spent time campaigning for the new jersey democratic gov. jon corzine who is fighting to hold onto his seat. and lost their would be viewed as a suspect for the democratic -- a loss there would be viewed as a
NBC
Nov 18, 2009 6:00am EST
obama continues his asian tour, more discussions on capitol hill. officials including vice president joe biden and tom care bill. he has enough to start debate though cautiously optimistic. >> we will come up with a bill that we feel comfortable with and give to the american people. >> they are meeting with senate democrats to discuss the biey ae democrats to discuss the bill which could be unveiled as early as today. it includes several changes, such as a new proposal for long-term insurance program to assist the elderly and disabled. many gop are opposed. >> the public is saying that they do not want any more bills that are 2000 pages. >> the vote could come as early as this friday. in washington, nikole killion, wbal-tv. coming up, the mornings financial news in a bloomberg business report. >> which new cars are the safest on the road? we will bring you the results of a new report in the consumer alert. >> the ravens give their place- kicker the boot. >> he did not want to give your car the boot. what is in store for the first snowfall of the season. we are talking tires coming up
NBC
Nov 30, 2009 5:30am EST
. reporting live, jennifer franciotti, wbal-tv 11 news. >> thank you, jen. president obama is expected to announce a plan to send up to 35,000 more american troops to afghanistan. the strategy is expected to be a tough sell. critics wonder how the president will justify the enormous cost. 11 news reporter brian mooar has that story from washington. >> how many more american troops are headed to afghanistan? president obama makes his long-awaited announcement on tuesday. but early leaks are suggesting he'll send more than 30,000 within the next year and a half, 9,000 beginning in february. >> that's reminiscent of vietnam, that slow escalation. it didn't work there. you need to put in everybody you can, as quickly as you can, and deliver a knockout punch to the enemy. >> republicans aren't convinced the president is doing enough. democrats are afraid afghanistan will become the next iraq. >> the key here is an afghan surge not an american surge. >> senator carl levin of michigan is one of a number of democrats who want to tax the wealth dwroi pay for the war. estimated costs of an extra mi
NBC
Nov 16, 2009 5:00am EST
reserves last year. president barack obama is in china this morning on a three-day visit that will highlight the deep economic ties. 11 news reporter brook hart is in washington with more on a speech to university students. >> in shanghai, president obama tried to open talks american style. >> thank you very much for the question. >> at a town hall with chinese students he said free discussions are a source of strength. >> we do not seek to impose any system of government on any other nation. but we also don't believe that the principles that we stand for are unique to our nation. >> the event was tightly run by china's government. the students were handpicked and coached, their questions scripted. to widen the audience the white house streamed the event on its website. it is not blocked by china's government. >> thank you so much for your hospitality. >> earlier the government met with leaders in shanghai. one who highlighted g.m.'s strong sales there this year. >> absolutely. i think they've learned from their operations here in terms of increasing sales back in the united states
NBC
Nov 12, 2009 6:00am EST
. >> back to the drawing board as president obama looks for new options when it comes to sending troops into afghanistan. >> a daredevil sky diver set a world record and then moments later he was dead. >> the tide is expected to be well above normal. a live report is just ahead. >> ms out of there. that could translate into major problems on the roadway. problems on the roadway. we but no drink? no chips? and no chance to win madden nfl 10? man, that's roughing the wallet. now this is the total package. two pieces of kentucky grilled chicken, a side, biscuit, and a madden nfl cup. you catch all that? you know i did. colonel -- i'm a fan. still think a $5 sub is a great deal? get the $5 madden nfl box. choose from 6 kfc favorites... with a side and a madden nfl cup. now i'm a full back. unthink... and taste the unsub side of kfc. >> 45 degrees in the downtown area. >> a nasty morning. it began as a tropical storm and now it is in no easter. >> it is causing concern in low- lying areas. sander joins us with more on that. >> i am here and the western side of the bay where eight flood watch is u
NBC
Nov 22, 2009 9:00am EST
. president obama applauded the senate vote and said he is looking forward to a thorough and productive debate. >> time now for our sunday morning q and a. joining us is congressman rupersberger. >> good morning. >> we're getting ready for this bruising debate on health care reform. >> first thing is the process, the house pass d a bill. that's not going to be the bill that will pass. it's now in the senate. important issue in the health care cost and i think that gets lost sometimes. it says that we know that five years down the road, that an average family will be able to pay for health care. the cost of health care per family right now, average cost is $13,500 a year. most people don't understand that because their companies subsidize it. they get their pay check, they probably think they're paying more in taxes when it's health care. >> but i want to ask you a question because there was this huge story out of washington this week ond mammograms. i'm tying it all together because afthis efplt people worry that this decision regarding mammograms over 50 versus over 40. people worry th
NBC
Nov 4, 2009 5:30am EST
the nationwide election results are a referendum on president obama's first year in office? email us your response to watercooler@wbaltv.com. >> the baltimore county school district is seeing its first population increase in five years. it is still middle school picked up almost 200 new students. -- catonsville middle school picked up almost 200 new students. >> we have families constantly trying to move into our area because our schools are very desirable. >> they want to replace portable classrooms with a new edition soon. >> cruise ship traffic is up this year according to the port of baltimore. many are expected to depart before the end of the year. the cruises will have an impact of $152 million. a push to protect employees that are coming down with the swine flu. some are trying to make sure workers get paid while sick with this disease -- with this virus. >> we are checking fired a permit activity on the roads permit activity on the roads - ( music playing ) - now's the time to invest. in lumber. in rubber. in bellies. and precious metals. it's time to put everything you have
NBC
Nov 25, 2009 5:30am EST
it. the first state dinner was hosted by president obama. our reporter is live with the wrap up. >> good morning. just over 300 people received this selective in by making it the hottest ticket in town. it was not the academy awards but it felt like it. no red carpet but lots of a- listers. plenty of politicians. they were there to watch the president and first lady recognize the guest of honor, the prime minister of india. >> today we celebrate the spirit of our partnership between our people. >> it is a privilege to be invited to the first state banquet. >> a night of fine dining was kicked off. there was entertainment. from the national symphony orchestra to jennifer hudson. she sang a few bars before going onto stage. a night under the big tent with more likely to follow. >> the first one is an easy way to set the tone for the next three years. >> last night was not just about having a big party but to get the prime minister and president to agree on several issues from the economy. >> why was india the first one? >> the white house says it is because of india's importance t
NBC
Nov 16, 2009 6:00am EST
brook hart in washington. president obama begins three days in china promoting free expression. that story coming up. >> mayor sheila dixon's felony theft trial resumes this morning. we'll have a preview of what's expected. >> it feels more like spring weather than fall. how much longer will we be able to enjoy it? the insta-weather plus forecast as 11 news today continues right now. [captioning made possible by constellation energy] captioned by the national captioning institute -- www.ncicap.org -- >> good monday morning. i'm mindy basara. >> and i'm stan stovall. thanks for joining us nor put it put it. -- for 11 news today. >> we deserved yesterday. didn't we? after days of rain. >> after the nor'easter, rain, wind, all of that stuff. yes, that's a good way to look at it. we did deserve it. we're going to keep it for the most part today. we're going to take off 10 degrees, but when it was 72 yesterday and you take off 10 today, still good. not a whole lot to talk about on this monday morning. just a little fog. some high, thin clouds. temperatures upper 40's and low 50's. maybe a
NBC
Nov 6, 2009 6:00pm EST
washington. >> president barack obama said that he is getting updates from the fbi and other federal investigators. meanwhile, in virginia, relatives of the suspect released a statement, calling this crime despicable and deplorable. >> president barack obama ordered flags at the capitol, the white house and other federal buildings to be flown at half staff until veterans day, a way to honor the victims from fort hood, texas. >> this is a modest tribute to those that lost their lives as many preparing to risk their lives for their country. >> the president cautioned jumping to conclusions. a similar sentiment was expressed at a maryland mosque that the shooter attended until last spring. >> the community was saddened. we are sad and shot that a muslim was involved. >> worshipers described him as a shy man. big news was a believable. >> i could never think that it was religion or the war that was his modem. i refuse to believe that. >> 10 minutes down the road, residence at his former foreign building work surprised to hear that the accused sure was a former neighbor. >> while the moti
NBC
Nov 12, 2009 5:30am EST
obama leaves for a trip to asia without making a decision on the war in afghanistan. the president is ordering advisers to go back to the drawing board. nikole killion is in washington to explain why. >> senior administration officials say that the president is not considering any of the options so far. >> new demands for the president to start over. >> we have to recall why we are in afghanistan which is to ensure that that this country does not become a safe haven for al qaeda. >> general petraeus is one of the advisers consulting the president on his afghanistan strategy. officials have presented a range of options from sending in as few as 10,000 troops to 40,000. those involved in the deliberations say the president wants clarification about an exit strategy. the white house said the president believes we need to make clear to the afghan government that our commitment is not open ended. he has concerns about the u.s. ambassador to there. there is uncertainty about the leadership of the person in afghan. >> corruption is the will not the exception down there. >> president obama is
NBC
Nov 16, 2009 5:30am EST
whether terror suspects should be brought to the united states it follows the obama administration's announcement to try several in new york. now there's talk of using some u.s. prisons to hold detainees from guantanamo. 11 news washington bureau reporter nikole killion has that story. >> today officials from the homeland security and justice and defense departments will tour a prison outside of chicago to see if it could potentially house terror suspects. in the small illinois farm town of thompson, this is the facility the white house says is a leading option to detain as many as 100 terror suspects from guantanamo. >> this is something that is very good for our state. it's good for our economy. it's good for our public safety. >> state officials say re-opening the nearly vacant prison will create more than 2,000 local jobs. those opposed wrote a letter to president obama stating, "al qaeda terrorists should stay where they cannot endanger american citizens." the debate comes as the obama administration tries to figure out what to do with more than 200 detainees after admitting it
NBC
Nov 24, 2009 6:00am EST
. president obama may be making a decision about the afghan war. >> the american people want the president to take the time to get the decision right rather than make a hasty decision. >> following months of deliberation, he has been considering a number of troop options. one has requested 40,000 forces. a middle option ranges around 20,000 could be more likely. >> it is not just how we get people there but what is the>> administration officials say the generals could testify before congress as early as next week. the president will have to convince allies. he is hosting a visit with the prime minister of india who is an important part of that region. >> [unintelligible] >> president obama and the prime minister are expected to talk more about cooperation on counterterrorism as it relates >> not a whole lot of volume. the rain is playing a role. down through edmondson. a crash still clearing at water view. avoid harpers farm in colombia. an accident at i-97. 895, an accident off to the side. no lanes of travel blocked. in life few of a delay at liberty road due to rain and volume
NBC
Nov 2, 2009 5:00am EST
later this week on jobs. 11 news reporter tracy potts has that from washington. >> when president obama hears from his economic experts this morning, they'll mention the new numbers on pending home sales, construction spending, manufacturing and the weekend bankruptcy of c.i.t. that company finances more than half the retail industry, helping 300,000 stores pay for the products you buy. c.i.t.'s chapter 11 filing shows the economy is still hurting. >> our work is not yet done. we are digging ourselves out of a hole and we've begun to pull ourselves back from the brink. >> but the obama administration insists stimulus money is working. we'll find out friday when the government reports how many jobs were lost in october. economists expect 175,000. the administration is focusing on jobs saved. >> when a city doesn't have to fire a fireman and they can keep teachers in the class roornlings cops on the streets, firemen in the firehouse, that's a job saved. >> but republicans say there's really no way to calculate that. >> i would hope that we've seen some economic growth. but americans all a
NBC
Nov 11, 2009 11:00pm EST
obama's spent time with some of the members of the families who had loved ones killed in the war. >> in an unscheduled veteran's day visit, president obama spent time among the graves at arlington national cemetery, specifically at once from afghanistan. she -- he is considering sending more troops. >> as long as i am commander in chief, america is going to do right by them. >> the former secretary urged the president to hurry. >> it is important that he makes his decision soon because there are young men and women out there carrying the battle that are at great risk. >> the commander in chief at with advisers today. he is looking at all options. one calls for 44,000 more troops. and vice-president wants to send as few as 10,000 troops. there are some plans for up to 35,000 more. it is backed by several people. almost as many new forces as requested by a general. obama is looking at past numbers. >> back to focusing on al qaeda and pushing the taliban back so we can withdraw from the region eventually. >> short term, more u.s. forces will be at risk. the commander in chief is still work
NBC
Nov 29, 2009 6:00pm EST
. there's got to be more to it than that... i'll never doubt you again. >> this week, president obama is expected to announce a plan to send more troops to afghanistan, a strategy that is expected to be a tough sell and that will have a big cost. we have that story from washington. >> how many more americans are heading to afghanistan? president obama makes his long- awaited announcement on tuesday, but some are suggesting he will send more than 30,000 with in the next 1.5 years, 9000 beginning in february. >> it did not work previously. you need to put in every but you can as quickly as you can and deliver a knockout punch quickly to the enemy. >> some are not convinced the president is doing enough. democrats are afraid that afghanistan will become the next iraq. >> the key here is an afghan surge, not an american surge. >> they want to tax the wealthy to pay for the war, an extra $1 million per troup, per year. david obey of wisconsin wants to tax everyone but the troops -- an extra $1 million per troup. -- troop. >> we have to see what this costs us on education and on our efforts to
NBC
Nov 10, 2009 6:00am EST
obama are expected to attend. the sniper is expected to be executed today. he is responsible for the d.c. maryland's viper attacks. it will be the 99th execution done by lethal injection. >> it was a terrorizing three weeks during october 2002 when the smoke cleared from the killing spree, 10 had been killed in four states including alabama and louisiana and six people were wounded. both mohamad and -- both muhammad and malvo were sentenced. one to live and the other to death. according to the virginia department of corrections, the death chamber was completed in april 1991 and 98 executions by electrocution or lethal injection have occurred in the building which is located in the rear of the prison. muhammad was given a choice of how he wanted to die. he would not say. under virginia law, it defaults to lethal injection. he has appealed his death sentence to the u.s. supreme court and to the governor. the u.s. supreme court refused to block the execution and not comment as to why. his only chance of beating the death penalty now is his bid to the governor. his office has not respond
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Nov 11, 2009 5:00pm EST
obama observed veterans day at arlington national cemetery, placing a wreath at the tomb of the unknowns. then it was on to discussing military strategy about afghanistan at the white house. the president is said to be considering four options of wrapping up -- ramping up additional forces, and a decision appears to be near. >> in an unscheduled veterans day visit, president obama spent time among the graves at arlington national cemetery, specifically in a section set aside for the fallen from iraq and afghanistan, where he is considering sending more u.s. troops, a wrenching decision. rex as long as i am commander- in-chief, america will do right by veterans. >> what is important is that he make a decision, and make it reasonably soon. you have young men and women out there carrying the battle who are at great risk. if we have the wrong strategy, change it. >> the commander-in-chief met with advisers. besides general stanley mcchrystal's called for more troops and vice president biden's plan to send fewer, there are military plans for up to 30 top dozen more, reportedly backed
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Nov 16, 2009 12:00pm EST
device that could drive down your energy bill. and president obama's sits down with the president of china. what the leaders hope to accomplish. >> the last conversation we had, we planned to grow fishing. >> from a fallen marine to his family, the gift he left is now helping >> president obama continued his trip to asia with a stop to beijing. aides said that he privately placed concerns with leaders. and he had a tightly controlled town hall meeting in shanghai. >> we don't seek to impose any system of government on any other nation. but we also don't believe that the principles we stand for our unique to our nation. >> the u.s. and china are backing to the local warming and working to engage north korea over its nuclear program. the president also visited tokyo and singapore. he is expected to wrap up his asian trip in south korea. >>> the flu vaccine just got easier to find three people for tell you which health department got their hands on a fresh supply. >> we are tracking some showers on hd doppler. i will break it down for you as far as how it will i >> in the consumer ot
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Nov 7, 2009 11:00pm EST
doubt that many of them will be psychologically impaired for the rest of their life. >> president obama and the first lady will attend a formal memorial service at fort hood on tuesday. on our website, we have compiled stories about the victims and their survivors. just go to wbaltv.com and look under hot topics. investigators say a victim was shot in the head this afternoon near west pratt street. medics transported the victim to a hospital. there's no word on his condition or a suspect in the case. one woman is dead, three families displaced tonight after a fire that started in a condominium on ewing drive around what 30 this afternoon. -- are grounds 1:30 this afternoon. >> are officials are not sure what caused the fire, but say it started on the first floor and spread to the second, where it killed a woman neighbors say will be sorely missed. the whole backside of the house was just completely in flames. it started at the bottom and just went to the top. >> a massive fire disrupted a saturday afternoon just after a one got 30. firefighters -- just after 1:30. >> there was a tremend
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Nov 8, 2009 6:00pm EST
life to get the shooter. she was critically injured in that attack. today, president obama thank the house for passing the health- care reform bill and urging the senate did the same. but some are trying to get it stopped in its tracks. we have the latest from washington. >> at the white house, president obama acknowledged his biggest political victory since taking office, the house passage of the sweeping health-care reform bill. >> given the often misleading rhetoric surrounding this, i know this was a major effort for many. >> the bill is passed. >> democrats won with just two votes to spare, and one runs from a republican from new orleans. he felt the heat, and now we face is the wrath of his own party. health-care reform may get a tougher fight in the senate. the 60th vote, joe lieberman of connecticut, vows to filibuster any bill with a public option, like the one included in the house bill. >> as a matter of conscience, i will not allow this bill to come to a final vote because i believe the debt can break america. >> the house bill is dead on arrival in the senate. moderate d
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Nov 30, 2009 5:00pm EST
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Nov 6, 2009 6:00am EST
cisco are starting to hire again. economists believe the an obama's rate climbed to just under 10% last month. banks are selling better than expected improvement in labor cost. the dow jones made its biggest advance since july. the bloomberg maryland index is looking good as well. the legg mason co. will begin buying toxic assets of banks under government subsidized program like a bethesda based company, obtaining the funds from private investors. if this is an effort by the treasury to further spur real- estate loans to mortgage-backed securities which have lost value over the past years and are weighing down bank balance sheets. jane king reporting. >> if you are one woman in south korea try to get your driver's license, keep trying. 949 *. after 950 attempts, the transportation officials said the unnamed woman has finally passed a written driver's exam. she has already spent $4,200 it and nearly daily attempts to pass the test. she's not out of the woods yet. she still has to pass the driving skills test. >> everybody should hide. we wish her the best of luck. 6:19 is the time. anoth
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Nov 18, 2009 5:00am EST
killion has the latest. >> as president obama continues his asian tour, more discussions on capitol hill. the trio of the administration officials including vice president joe biden and tom daschle are meeting to help secure more votes for a health care bill. he has enough to start debate though cautiously optimistic. >> we will come up with a bill that we feel comfortable with and give to the american people. >> they are meeting with senate democrats to discuss the bill which could be unveiled as early as today. it includes several changes, such as a new proposal for long- term insurance program to assist the elderly and disabled. many gop are opposed. >> the public is saying that they do not want any more bills that are 2000 pages. >> the vote could come as early as this friday. in washington, nikole killion, wbal-tv. >> two weeks after a mess hall -- mass homicide, the army says there is a growing number of soldiers suicides. >> and a hostage situation in florida. >> here is a live look at traffic, i-95 in howard county. tough call. dealer: well, during the volkswagen sign then d
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Nov 26, 2009 11:00pm EST
president obama's state dinner on tuesday. the big problem, they were not on the guest list and managed to bluff their way inside. although the couple caused no harm, that's a serious breach of security. savannah guthrie has the story. >> tuesday night's steak state dinner. the coming out party. it was also washington's hard to get invitation from the world of politician and entertainment there were dozens of bold faced names and then, two who were just plain bold. eric and mchale la, a virginia couple managed to get into the state dinner, even on the official guest list their names were nowhere to be found. >> on behalf of michelle and myself, welcome to the white house. once inside they snapped photos with everyone from rahm imanuel, to joe biden, twice. and the pictures were then posted on mchale la's facebook page with the caption, i was honored to be invited to attend the state dinner. the couple was taped that night before the party, by producers hired by bravo tv which is considering casting mchale la for the washington r washington installment of its real housewives seri
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Nov 4, 2009 12:00pm EST
one despite a push from president obama in both states to rally democrats. >> i think that yesterday we had two candidates who set some milestones for us, achieved some milestones in terms of the turnaround and hopefully point the way to 2010 and beyond. >> according to exit polls the majority of voters in both virginia an new jersey said that the president's performance was not a factor in their vote. >> i think you need to read these as local race was local concerns. >> republicans did see defeat in one congressional race in upstate new york for the first time since 1872 the republican rich district voted in a democrat bill owens after a split weaken moder -- between m republicans and conservatives. democrats say the results are not a referendum on the president but both parties agree this indicates the political climate that may or may not hold true next year in the mid term election. >> new york mayor michael bloomberg narrowly won a third term despite spending nearly $100 million. you may remember last year new york overturned the law that allowed only two mayoral terms. a repub
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Nov 5, 2009 11:00pm EST
strengthen medicare, not jeopardize it. >> president obama will be on capitol hill this weekend, making sure democrats stand firm in supporting the bill. >> experts say there was a direct link between obesity and certain cancers. experts say over 100,000 cancer deaths linked to obesity. excess body fat alone has cost over 30,000 cases of breast cancer in patients. there is some good news. studies show patience that start exercising more after being diagnosed with cancer have an increased chance of beating the disease. kellogg's have agreed to remove labels from cereal boxes saying it could boost your child's immunity. given the public attention to the h1n1 flu, but recently, a sampras's go attorney questioned the accuracy of the claims. manufacturers are responsible for the accuracy and truth. >> it is rare that a city mayor goes on trial anywhere, so when mayor dixon's trial begins, it will be on an uncharted territory. >> there is a lot at stake, even perhaps regardless of the outcome. >> celebration abounded in the fall of 2007, as she led dixon made history, becoming the fir
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Nov 25, 2009 11:00pm EST
and national guardsmen to die. next week, obama will cover his exit strategy for afghanistan. he is expected to call for additional troops. the number could range from 32,000-42,000 troops. it includes training in afghanistan police and army to secure areas taken from the taliban so that u.s. forces can come home. >> after eight years, some of those years we did not have the resources or the strategy to get the job done. it is my intention to finish the job. >> stay with 11 news for continuing coverage of the war in afghanistan for our newscast and online. >> in tonight ' s consumer alert, the world's largest auto maker says that in its to replace the gas pedals in nearly 4 million of its cars and trucks. if they say that they can get stuck, will sometimes deadly results. >> and gas pedal like this one stuck in the format caused a lexis near san diego in august to reach speeds of 120 miles per hour. it slammed into an suv, launched off of an indictment and burst into flames killing a veteran highway patrolmen and three members of his family. it has forced toyota to recall every bran
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Nov 4, 2009 11:00pm EST
those credit card companies that have hiked up rates on existing balances. >> president obama signed into law a measure last spring that would prevent credit card companies from raising interest rates on existing balances. the banks received a nine month grace period then moved quickly to raise rates and tack on fees ahead of the bill's enactment. they are looking to charge fees were there were none before. >> the house will come to order pretax today, this action. congress voted to speed up the new rules to begin next month instead of february. >> hopefully, consumers now will get the justice that they deserve. >> and is among those looking for relief, shocked when he learned at citibank is doubling his credit card rate to 30%. >> it does anger me because here i am a citizen, and i helped bail them out. >> of the law signed in may would prevent credit card companies from doing exactly what was done to ed. under the law, if the customer has a balance of $1,000 in the company changes the rate, it would apply to new purchases only and not old debt. a spokesman for the banks as moving a
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Nov 28, 2009 9:00am EST
crashing the state dinner did were invited. >> first lady michelle obama had no comment about the couple crashing the first state dinner. the red house official confirms that the president did meet the couple that night. they were interviewed today by investigators from the secret service. they said they were deeply concerned and embarrassed by the incident. the couple was able to mix and mingle with the political elite taking pictures that would appear on their base pay is later. more information is forthcoming. the republican congressmen want a congressional investigation. >> this has to be fully investigated. >> they allegedly were trying to get on a new reality television. this person says he has known the woman for years and has done her makeup. >> it seemed more than legitimate. they were ready to go with a limo and everything. >> this woman says she was chatty that day talking about her past trips to the white house. she wanted to see the invitation. >> she told me she had the invitation. she was looking in her bag but she conveniently did not have it. >> federal investigat
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Nov 9, 2009 11:00pm EST
the victims of the shooting. president obama will join family members of the 13 killed. >> it will conclude with some music, and then the traditional role call of the names of the dead and then a 21-gun salute. >> officials say tomorrow's memorial will help to begin the healing process. >> in less than 24 hours, convicted sniper john allen muhammad is scheduled to die by lethal injection. he is being executed for the murder of dean myers, one of the 10 people killed during a three-week spree in october of 2003. lowell melser is life in virginia at the prison where the execution will take place. he joins us live. >> john allen muhammad is scheduled to be executed here tomorrow night at 9:00. it will be the 99th execution performed here at the greensville correctional center in virginia. this one done by lethal injection. >> it was a terrorizing three weeks during october of 2002. when the smoke cleared from john allen muhammad and low boyd malvo's killing spree, 10 people had been killed in four states, including alabama and louisiana, and six people were wounded. both muhammad anim
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Nov 17, 2009 5:30am EST
. >> president obama is focusing on economic and security issues with the meeting with the chinese president in beijing this morning. >> from his are rival to his ceremony inside, it was a welcome for president obama. every detail was preset fee for a series of meetings between some of the most influential leaders. >> the american people are interested in stronger relations with the people of china. >> obama pledged tighter budget and in the u.s.. >> a strategy where america saves more and spend less, reduces long-term debt and where china makes the adjustment across a broad range of policies. >> encouraging china to take a tougher line on iran and north korea. on climate change, he was trying to get them agreed to clean energy initiatives. >> barack obama is not going to get much out of china. they want to know what is in it for me. barack obama is not offering very much. >> what a magnificent place to visit. >> he toured the city, the heart of china's government. a-and the president honor. he is not coming away on any concrete winds on his biggest priority. in washington, and wba
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Nov 29, 2009 9:00am EST
president obama's state dinner are nce? shosiding networks for an offer. the couple is expecting to talk to reporters for a payment of Ãleundreds of thousands of dollars. they were shenedvered to go on "lad ty arng live" but cnn confirms their appearance has been canthat lle- y t> it is tnige for our "sunda morning q & a." nowining us this morcontng,ormue Õs treen. let's get right to some of our qfirstunt t se igent tospenow cer00inly ove the last year we have had some oce firs with security lily at rail and the buses with fights, people getting ad,acke- ospenoformthat's someth never want to deal with, but it is a conthat lday forige8 rton idublic. >> i have to tell you, overall crime is dce?n on our pc1ilic osanis at utelstde . we have implemented a number of st. oppe.speeep our rtoniers that includes working with the baltimore county police. y t> in the forefront of peoour minds the rapes that have occurred near m.t.a. stos. yofigoy you are wor arng with police. is that the m.t.a. polove? the baltimore city polovg y what's being done to make sure people are safg y y t> even befo
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Nov 27, 2009 5:00pm EST
christmas tree has arrived. first lady michelle obama and her daughters came out to inspect the 18.5-foot tree. >> still ahead, they are said to be the must-haves. we will show you some of the most popular electronics of the year. >> retailers are looking ahead to another big shopping day. >> it was a chilly day for shirt today. the flag is flying out there. let's take a look at our current temperatures, 44 at the inner harbor -- 47 at the inner harbor, 44 at the airport. i have more for you as far as the weekend weather it's time for holiday bargain hunting. which requires a razor sharp eye and blazing speed. especially if you're shopping for a chevy. can we speed this up? not only do they come with the best deals of the year, they come with the best coverage in america. you snooze you lose. hey! i'll take it! let the chevy red tag event begin. now during the chevy red tag event, get 0 percent apr for 72 months on most '09 models. see red and save green. now at your local chevy dealer. >> here is a look at what we are working on for 6:00. we have received transcripts of the private
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Nov 16, 2009 5:00pm EST
a man who fell off the boat. president barack obama continues his trip to asia where he met china's president this morning. the president raised several human-rights concessions. he is recommending the shanghai make its own society freer by lifting laws. are you ready for some football? >> hopefully the ravens are too. the four-four ravens could really use a win at cleveland browns stadium if you want to stay playoff picture. kickoff is just after 730 pm. you can catch the game and wbal a.m. 1090. >> more on the developers that gave sheila dixon get cards. they testified at the trial and said the cards were intended for needy families and not the mayor herself. we're joined with an update. >> prosecutors detailed how some of the gift cards were used by sheila dixon. mayor dixon would only say that she had a good weekend as she entered the courthouse today. in the court room, it was said that she used 12 of 13 cards at best buy. dixons daughter used an old navy gift card shopping in new york city. a former agent found 5 gift cards in dixon's home. prosecution testimony indicates that
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Nov 3, 2009 5:00am EST
could both turner read today. both states a bloated obama last year. -- could both turner r red tape. both states voted obama last year. in virginia, the republican came from behind and has a double- digit lead. the democrat is walking a tightrope trying to win obama supporters but also distancing himself. president obama campaigned for both democrats. washington-lac -- washington backlash could work against them. in upstate new york, and republican dropped out and endorsed the democrat against the conservative candidate. and maine is trying to determine if they should roll back the same sex law. washington is watching these races very closely. voter frustration is attributed to the millions of people who cannot find a job. wbal-tv. >> a first of its kind program begins in maryland today keeping an eye on maryland practitioners and how often they wash their hands. the program will place secret shoppers in hospitals to make sure practitioners' practice proper hygiene. that brings us to our watercooler question of the day. what do you think of a program that monitors doctor's hand hygi
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Nov 1, 2009 4:00am EST
. >> drastic measures authorities are taking to put a stop to pressure. >> and the obamas have hundreds of trick-or-treaters. [captioning made possible by constellation energy group] captioned by the national captioning institute, inc. ---www.ncicap.org--- >> i hope you enjoyed your extra hour of sleep this morning. i know i did. in case you are wondering, it is 5:00, not 6:00. welcome to 11 news, i'm lisa robinson. >> and i'm kate amara. first we want to take a look outside with john collins. >> and you're always going to find one clock somewhere in the house you forgot to change. right up there, what is that one saying? one minute passed 6:00. now, we got kind of a split decision on today's weatherment the rain is coming down pretty good now. for football fans who are going to the game, dale tailgaters are not going to be happy with the way the game is turning out, but , you know, tailgaters get started really early. >> thre don't care, john. they are out there. >> get a plastic bag. >> a garbage bag. >> if you are an early starter and you want to pack up and go down there to
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Nov 11, 2009 6:00am EST
straight ahead. >> president obama meets with his war council. has he made a decision as to whether to add more troops? that decision coming up. >> they look at the winning lottery numbers from last night. >> the morning, checking on your morning commute. but the book is going on out there. no volume related delays. take edmondson due to water main break repairs. butler road at route 30, traffic lights are out at the busy intersection. use caution. they live view of traffic. harford county, so far so good. enjoyed a quiet ride despite the boats are slick. use caution. 95 looking good. that is the latest. here is sandra giving as a good way to commemorate veteran's day with an art auction. >> it is an art auction taking place tonight. it is at the church of the redeemer. some of the artwork that will be auctioned off is done by the residence here. this is a fine piece here. there is a silent auction and a live auction. plenty of food is on hand. $20 kit you in the door. live music as well. check it out. something fun to do. take a look at the forecast. we will be cool today. 53-58. carr
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Nov 25, 2009 5:00am EST
sisters. president obama says he will release his strategy for afghanistan. he says it will seriously confronted al qaeda and its allies. >> last night, historic tradition as the state dinner came to life. obama hosted the prime minister of india. hollywood and people from world affairs were there. >> when these nations realize the trends and achievements, cheers. please be seated. >> the president was asked about strategy in afghanistan. >> it is my intention to finish the job. >> sources say the president will add 30,000 troops to the war zone. he will ask nato allies to send 10,000 more. it would give the general what he wants. republicans demanded it. concerns coming in about cost. democrats propose a war tax to pay for it. they are concerned about whether it would work. a decorated iraq veteran quit his post over strategy. >> if we have more troops, the taliban is not. to come to the table for nicklas haÏtian until we start to withdraw. >> obama will let out his plan next week. a hearing some more funding will occur here. in washington, wbal tv 11 news. >> as people hi
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Nov 5, 2009 5:00am EST
become the party of "no." >> the stakes are monumental for president obama. >> we have an obligation to create a better health-care system that works for our people, businesses, and government alike. >> he leans on lawmakers' in person on friday to try to close the deal for democrats. the house plan gets a powerful endorsement from the aarp. their plan would expand coverage at the expense of medicare. nbc news. >> 38 degrees -- attorneys for the convicted sniper make a last attempt to spare his life. >> in new details of the discovery of more bodies inside of a convicted rapist home. what they have in common and how they hope to link the suspect two other unsolved crimes. >> here is a live look at traffic. volume is picking up on the ring ring ring ring progresso. hi. we love your weight watchers endorsed soups but my husband looks the way he did 20 years ago. well that's great. you haven't seen him... my other can is ringing. progresso. hey can you tell my wife to relax and enjoy the view? (announcer) progresso. you gotta taste this soup. to start losing essential nutrients? not lon
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Nov 10, 2009 5:30am EST
the deadly shooting rampage at fort hood are being remembered today. president obama will travel to texas to remember them. the investigation revealed new details about the suspects. nikole killion has more on that. >> president obama will speak at a memorial today. she will meet with families and wounded troops. at fort hood, president obama is pledging a full investigation in the tragic shooting. >> we are going to complete this investigation and take whatever steps are necessary to make sure that something like this never happens again. >> did the government missed warning signs? the fbi has opened an internal review to see if they mishandled information gathered about nidal hasan last year. a radical group praised him as a hero for his attack. some of the 9/11 hijackers and nidal hasan were shipped at a mosque. >> he practiced the islamic faith, would offer no justification for his son aa and cowardly act of violence. >> investigators say there is no evidence that he was directed to carry out the rampage. the fbi does not believe he was part of a terrorist plot. >> i cannot tell
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Nov 12, 2009 5:00pm EST
within the obama administration. the ambassador to afghanistan has come out against the deployment of a lot more than just troops. the conflict is complicating the president's decision on how many troops to send. >> the revelation came as president obama left on a trip to asia where he will continue to consider how many u.s. troops to send it to afghanistan. he is now getting conflicting advice from the general that retired and was picked by obama to be the u.s. ambassador to kabul, expressing his reservations about sending more forces. that is at odds with the current u.s. commander that once at least 40,000 more troops, general mcchrystal. it has been complicated about the disagreement. >> this is what makes the president's job very difficult. >> the u.s. ambassador fears that president karzai is to corrupt. a former deputy agrees. >> we do not want our young men and women dying to support a corrupt government. >> president karzai did not help his case, saying -- new developments that could affect president obama's decision on how many more u.s. troops to send it. the commander i
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Nov 26, 2009 6:00pm EST
. >> at the white house, president obama called troops in iraq and have devastatinafghanistan. >> it is as close as you can get without being there. >> at the airbase, there was a makeshift parade. men and women a world away. at the first things giving dinner at the white house, the obamas are inviting 50 of their closest friends. >> the marching band strata their stuff on the national stage in this morning's thanksgiving day parade in new york city. it selected from two hundred grambands. >> there's continuing coverage on our website, wbaltv.com. you will find tips and a thanksgiving quiz on our website, wbaltv.com. >> investigators are looking for the cause of a two-alarm. the basement butcaught fire at five sturdy p.m. this afternoon. five people were displaced. . a rape investigation is underway in baltimore county. no word of the suspect in this case. >> word county police have attempted robbery on their hands -- howard county police have attempted robbery on their hands. investigators say a man entered the business and pointed a gun at the employee and demanded money. no one was h
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Nov 15, 2009 5:00am EST
to the victims of the fort hood massacre. >> and president obama's challenge in a far east siment, convincing world leaders that america is still an economic player. >> 1 news sunday morning starts right now. [captioning made possible by constellation energy] >> hello and welcome to 11 news sunday morning. i'm lisa robinson. >> and i'm deborah wiener. first a look outside with meteorologist john coinls. hey, john. >> a little different out there, warmer, not raining. >> yes. >> there might be a couple of patches of fog and all, but our temperatures now are where they were yesterday morning at this time. the big difference is that there's no moisture in the atmosphere. >> yes, thank you. >> so let's take a look outside at our h.d. doppler radar, and, you know, the proof is in the pudding. yesterday, there were still some sprinkles and a little drizzle and a couple of spotty showers around the area with most of the rain up in new england, a lot of rain up in new england. well, this morning it's still raining in new england, but we've shaken most of the cloud cover. again, there may
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Nov 6, 2009 5:30am EST
. >> president obama says the fbi, the pentagon, and department of a homeland security are involved in the case. >> it is difficult enough when we lose these brave americans in battles overseas. it is horrifying that they should come under fire at an army base on american soil. >> president obama calling the deadly attack at fort hood tragic and horrifying outburst of violence. a moment of silence on the house floor to recognize the victims. the main suspect at the center of the incident, 39 year-old majeure nidal malik hasan, reportedly said to report to the middle east. his family said it was modified to return and issued a statement about the rampage, saying, "we are shocked and saddened by the terrible event. fees and the families of the victims are heartfelt sympathies." the man came to law enforcement officials' attention after these postings on line six months ago, commandicomparing suicide bombeo soldiers. he spent most of his career as a psychiatrist at walter reed. his old neighbors are shocked by the tragedy. >> you think somebody is really nice. i don't know what led him to
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